3 reasons Giannis Antetokounmpo should win his third MVP this season

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota Timberwolves: D'Angelo Russell
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No. 3 – Giannis Antetokounmpo has been outright dominant this season

On top of all the numbers we have seen from Antetokounmpo, there is still more to see.

For instance, Antetokounmpo is second in the league in fourth-quarter points with 8.6 per game, according to NBA.com/stats. Also, if Antetokounmpo can bring home the scoring title this year, he will join Michael Jordan as the only players ever to win an MVP, a DPOY, a scoring title, and Finals MVP. That is some great company right there. Giannis is also 171 points away from becoming the Bucks’ all-time leading scorers. The accolades continue to stack up during the season for him. Milwaukee is 5-6 without Giannis Antetokounmpo this season and 38-20 with him. The Bucks are also 31-9 when their Big 3 plays.

All of these stats attest to how dominant Giannis is. Stats like this stem around the fact that he is the most dominant player in the league. If you compare Antetokounmpo’s stats to stats of other all-time greats based on how far his career has gone you would be amazed. Not to mention that he was also included on the NBA’s 75th anniversary all-time player list.

All this at age 27, it’s difficult to even wrap your mind around. Antetokounmpo is on pace to become the best power forward of all time based on the things he’s done over his career, he just needs some more playoff success, which will obviously come with time. With all these stats in mind, Antetokounmpo is arguably having the best year of his career. That is why he should win this year’s KIA NBA MVP award. He has done everything for his team on offense that other candidates have done as well, and he ranks as the leader for Defensive Player of the Year.

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To have a guy dominate on both ends like that is absolutely the definition of Most Valuable Player.